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Intelligence blunder: You wanna be Australia's spyboss? No problem, just walk right in

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Automatic Revocation (Not likely)

It would be rather unlikely that someone would have their access rights terminated automatically unless the system was fully integrated with the "other business systems" and that would be expensive and thus cost prohibitive to gov't.

ecofeco has it right. The Access admin person would have to be right on top of the situation and since the Director General was still working, they probably kept him in the system so he could do his job in the meantime.

The secrecy contracts he agreed to probably have to be complied with forever anyway. The Director would be least likely to pull a "snowden" anyway.

A "Vistor Management System" would revoke access for a visitor more quickly (offers one day passes and checks various lists for backgrounds), an employee would take a few days at least, unless he was fired for just cause and then he should have been removed immediately. That is almost always a manual process to permanently remove people.

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Big content seeks specialist court for copyright cases

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Perhaps The Australian Federal Circuit Court has...

better things to do with it's time and resources than prosecute individuals for Copyright theft?

In almost all western law there is one tenet that stands out and that is "Let The Punishment fit the Crime". IE: We don't use the death penalty for shoplifting. We don't cut off your hand for pickpocketing. We don't have a debtors prison (anymore) and the penalties for downloading movies are way too extreme for the crime!

In fact, as the punishment exceeds the scope of the crime, one could argue that the entire law is out of whack and cannot be applied unless changed or repealed.

I offer that many courts, certainly many police would say (off the record) that copy right theft (downloading movies, music, etc) is not even worth their time as there are MANY more worthwhile crimes that need to be prosecuted and it seems, never enough time. THATS, why the scum want their own court so it's dedicated to the process.

In the states there is a process called jury nullification or the "refusal to fully prosecute" a law by the jury. This can be the most expiditious way to void the effects of an unjust law or arrest.

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Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

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Re: "last for the lifetime of the vehicle"

I completely agree, fans are completely unneeded. Heatsink Fins to radiate the extra heat are all that are required. I have a Streamlight handheld LED spot light that will blind you, can be seen well from a mile away, that only has a couple of heatsinks and they only get warm to the touch.

Those fans should be warranteed by Ford FOREVER. Well designed LED's DO NOT NEED FANS!

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True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

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Re: Christianity has grown up ? (More than you have)

Sorry Pascal, your bullshit will no longer be tolerated. You are an asswipe that needs to shut up and stop your anti american, atheistic, propaganda that you spout in almost every post.

EVERY thing you mentioned is based on the revulsive Westboro Baptist church or their ilk.

Why is YOUR continued hatred even tolerated? Because you and your whole group here are agreed it is totally okay to be anti Christian and anti American.

How are you any different than them ?

You deliberately paint anyone with anyone with "faith" as misguided, antiquated and wrong and make all American Conservative Christians out as being part of that ONE small church with less than 100 members, a dead leader, no real power and all the intolerance you could ask for.

Those Westboro scum have been denounced by almost all Americans and religions in this country. They hardly even exist anymore. Really great example; 100 assclowns out of 300 million average people? Big mouths don't mean big numbers! EXCEPT YOURS!

In reality there are very few "creationists", it's just idiots like you that pick up on a headline from AP in Texas or Louisiana about a school board meeting and try to stir shit up not knowing anything about what really happens in this country. Ignorance can be forgiven but stupidity can't.

No different than you and your dummycrat peacenik love your neighbor crap that has worked so well that IS/ISIS/ISIL feels they can safely cut the heads off journalists and rape hundreds of women. How about Boko Haram? I suppose you think they are justified too?

Let's see hmmm, exactly WHO has grown up? It sure isn't the "Peaceful Muslims" because they don't publicly denounce the crimes of believers like the ISIS murderers, they'd rather send them checks. The atheists just blather on about how having "Belief" is wrong and should be banned and "they been done wrong by religion", while they bully others who have done nothing to them except have a religion.

Grow up yourself! Stop the BS! Quit being so stupid! Don't blame others for YOUR OWN shortcomings.

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TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button

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Re: That confirms what I thought.....(@Alister)

Since there is no sarcasm tag or icon here, it is impossible to tell when Brittons are being sarcastic or just being anti-american. The latter is FAR more frequent.

Take yer dang tongue outta yer cheek and get offa my lawn! Whippersnappers the lot of ya.

For the record, and as has been my experience here; a very large percentage of Reg commentards seem to be anti-American by default (Damn downvoting Terrorists anyway) and apparently DO think the Simpsons are an example of the way most Americans act (OOH, Doughnuts, D'oh!). Before the Simpsons, the three TV shows you mentioned (along with most soap operas) are considered to be a bloody European tutorial on how to be an American. Hell, YOU mentioned Dallas, not me, I would have shot JR.

Most of us Americans, at least those in my generation; gave up on the Disney Studios/Dick van Dike representation of the typical Britton when we were nine or ten. Then we followed the Beatles/British Invasion interpretation until The Rolling Stones were in vogue here. And then we got high, and then we got high, etc. When we woke up, most of us really didn't care about the rest of the world. We were too busy dealing with war, life, kids and work. Some of us even stopped making sweeping generalizations about other countries and their people.

Note I said "some of us".

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That confirms what I thought.....(@Alister)

That the only things that Brittons understand about the USA is from our television shows.

So sorry that's where Britains level of knowledge of the USA is from too.

For reference, most Americans are far more intelligent than the "Simpsons" would depict and 99% of American television is NOT expected to be "educational" or "realistic"! (including our "news".)

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Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media

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This is the same as the blitz!

There is no morality in war, innocent people get killed. If this were England during WWII, and those were V2's instead of Hamas rockets, the whole lot of you would be praying for the extinction of the enemy instead of supporting them. Germany deliberately targeted civilians during the war.

Hamas attacked Israel first, unprovoked; Israel responded in kind albeit with better weapons.

It's NOT Israels fault that Hamas uses innocent Palestinians as human shields and launches it's rockets from inside so called safe areas (That makes them unsafe for the thick among us).

Hamas controls everything within the borders of Gaza including UNWRA. That makes them responsible for putting people in harms way. If they chose a different area to launch from, they wouldn't have as good a propaganda opportunity.

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Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech

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How about just learning to read a map?

Stuff like this, is technology looking for a problem. How about just learning to read a map, learn to drive from point A to point B and remember how to get there and back without this crap?

Ignorant people never seem to learn the required basic skills that set you apart from being a twat.

How many times have you been behind some idiot who's too busy looking at the GPS to be able to drive? (late left turn without signals because they are going faster than GPS can react) Or the dumbass using a cell phone for a GPS on the dash and loses all orientation because they get a phone call.

Learn to drive and then get off my lawn too!

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Top money men face up to 2 YEARS in slammer for neglecting to spot crim-cash activity

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@Steve Todd

Because 1.9 Billion DOLLARS IS a "slap on the wrist" for a bank like HSBC. Drug dealers (That are paying to have their money "laundered"), have HUNDREDS of billions available.

So do the BANKS. Any fine that is not in the same value range is chump change for these people.

Next fine should be 100 Billion and four seats on the board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(That is if they ever get caught again.)

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Cargo truck crammed with garbage explodes IN SPAAAAACE

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Re: Eureka!

We don't know what would have happened and it would be likely that as long as the trash "hit" the sun, it would be completely vaporized as the temperature would be so high, all materials of any kind would disassociate into atoms.

NASA was more concerned that there would be an accident during launch not that the sun would have a problem.

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Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

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Re: I pay my council tax, so answer the damn question already!

Aren't British Virgins a more scarce commodity than Dragons?

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Pop-up ad man: SORRY we made such a 'hated tool', netizens

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@ Authorship - No one else wanted to take credit?!

Those same "hundreds of people" have not already taken credit because - Millions of people would already hunted them down and run them through a meat grinder?

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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Re: It's not about fan captured footage....

If it was a Lumia it might not be bad......

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

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Re: opportunity for a product.

Or you could try Classic Shell, completely for free. It does everything that you are asking for. My electricians wife was in tears trying to figure out Win 8 (because she had a deadline to meet) until they tried Classic Shell and was up and running in minutes with a menu that looked like Win 7.

It will create or replace a start button and make Win 8 look like XP or Win 7.

Corporate Login's I'm not sure of but they take suggestions.

Go to http://www.classicshell.net to download it. They have a comprehensive FAQ as well.

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Re: How many zeros?

That's not really an "edge case"once you begin to understand that "heavy industry" includes every power and water and sewer and chemical and manufacturing facility in the WHOLE WORLD.

Dingbats who don't understand diddlysquat about what is "industry" should look but not speak.

If the so called "free software" movement products are so good, how come all those companies out there have not taken it up already? Answer truthfully and not emotionally and don't give me bullshit about MS. Any one of these heavy industries would just as soon get their OS for free.

I await your downvotes.

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Merger-hungry Comcast and Time Warner withdraw from FCC commissioner's dinner event

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Anti-Merger of Comcast and Time Warner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any Comcast and Time Warner merger will result in a monopoly position, further reducing scant competition and exacerbate already poor customer service, underprovisioning of bandwidth and general crap product.

There is no compelling reason to allow this merger to happen besides the rampant bribery of the FCC most likely in various future employment opportunities, if not outright cash.

We need the penalties changed for corporate influence of a public entity.

Minimum 20 years without parole and forfeiture of an entire years gross revenue would be a good start, followed by a ten year ban on former FCC employees being hired away by those that the FCC regulates.

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Apple BANS 2 chemicals from iPhone, iPad final assembly line

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ROHM?

Isn't this already covered under removal of hazardous materials requirements?

No first world country allows those chemicals (certainly Benzene) in an electronic manufacturing environment anyway, why does China? There are numerous less hazardous ways of cleaning electronics.

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Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

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Re: Yet another BS comment...

You are woefully ignorant of how gangs work in this country. Especially the ones that originate in Mexico. Try looking it up or spend some time talking to an American cop in any city about the gang problem here. People are shot all the time from gang initiations, including cops.

More bullshit from wimps who don't understand reality.

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Re: On the matter of the public's right to know. (They don't!)

When someone grabs your gun you don't have any time to socialize, moron. Or should you try counseling the perp while you are being shot? Sometimes, the gene pool is better off without the scum and I have none of the guilt you espouse.

As a cop you are trained to react and shoot the aggressor. Since you made a moral judgement, so will I. If you grab a cops gun, you likely did not have his/her best wishes in mind. Does not a cop have the right to do his job without fear of being killed by a gang member trying to make his nut? Yes, they do!

YOU are completely ignorant of reality on the streets and apparently only take the side of the opposition because it "makes you feel good" and relieves you of your white guilt for having a better life than the people you always take the side of (wrongly).

The cop was in his car when the perp tried to grab his gun. Your artistic licensce with the events belies your viewpoint.

There are pictures of the so called "victim" throwing gang signs and wearing colors!

1 plus 1 DOES = 2 There should be no justice for gang members and none for you because you only want chaos and anarchy. Obey the law and you don't get shot or arrested, dumbass.

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Re: "puts his life on the line every day"

Are you fucking kidding me? Try a stint "on the job" in any major city. It's like a warzone, one that the US Government and the media doesn't want to admit exists because it would make a certain President "look bad". Too bad you only get left leaning "news" over there or you would know better.

And quoting a Forbes "feel good" article from a "jobs" hack does not mean that there is any veracity to your argument. Anyone can look up the same crap from the bureau of labor or wikipedia.

Try some reality and shadow the cops in Detroit, Chicago or New York and tell me thats the case. I live in the burbs and we now have similar crime to the big cities and it's getting worse.

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Re: "puts his life on the line every day"

No, you will just get harmed in some other way, taking guns away from citizens doesn't mean the criminals gave them up. Try reading instead of reacting, try more sources than this rag, you are an anti-cop idiot who would rather believe the crook than the cop any day and I have to disregard YOUR version of reality as ridiculous

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Re: On the matter of the public's right to know. (They don't!)

These comments are in response to people who have already convicted the cop without any proof or a trial so I am entirely justified in my remarks until proved otherwise.

FACT: Anyone who tries to grab a cop's gun will be shot. White/Black/Who cares!

FACT: "Signing" as in 'throwing a gang sign means you are in a gang. There are pictures of the kid throwing gang signs all over the media.

Gang members REGULARLY kill cops.

FACT: Put the FACTS together and you are going to get shot by the cop you tried to grab the gun from.

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Re: endemic racism in society

Absofuckinglutely! Right on the money.

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Sweeping generalizations again...

Stop feeding the Bullshit Machine!

Cops do not shoot blacks first and ask questions later. That is a stupid sweeping generalization taken from watching too many TV shows or listening to too much gangsta rap music. Either way you are obviously addlepated.

The fact is that if you won't stay in school, you are not going to graduate. If you don't graduate, you won't get a job, if you don't get a job you often end up relying on criminal means to support yourself and you WILL get caught. Then you are a criminal and it doesn't get better from there.

Just remember this; you put yourself there, not anyone else; including the cops.

None of those things are directly related to race, only to how hard you apply yourself to make life BETTER not WORSE.

Your first example was an activist trying to push open gun carry laws further and he was charged with a misdemeanor for not showing ID; by the cops. He's done this over a dozen times. Oh, that was in Aurora Colorado where there was an actual mass shooting. Cops actually showed some restraint didn't they?

The second example was for a guy who was described as waving a gun at people in the store; turned out that was only an air rifle. Since you don't have any fire arms over there, an "air rifle" can look like a regular gun. I saw ones at Wal-Mart just the other day that look like an AR-15, .3006, H&K, any number of pistols etc. People waving air guns at other people frequently get shot by the cops, moral...don't wave any guns (of ANY type) at people or you may get shot.

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Re: "If the dead guy were white..."

Hey Coward, If a white guy grabbed a white or black cops gun ANYWHERE, he would be shot dead.

That is a fact. Not conjecture or speculation like your comment, the problem in Ferguson is like you. Full of BS.

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Not if you apply yourself!

Stop trying to make excuses for people who would rather loot and steal than face facts.

The percentage is high because they won't apply themselves. You take the anti side to any rational argument about race because you think you can over compensate by excusing others shortcomings. All you do is enable idiots to commit more crime with less guilt.

The truth be told, when a whole culture promotes crime; there is nothing that can be done until they growup and want to have a better life than "living on welfare". The black CULTURE is WRONG to glorify the "Thug Life".

Any argument between a white cop and a black victim is going to be considered "racist" when you can't possibly separate the two. When the crime in the black area involves blacks they will view the cops as "oppressive". That does not mean the cops are "racist", just that the perpetrators are black and cops are white. That's too bad.

My Niece (who was poor and half black and had a hard life with addicted parents and was raised by her white gandma) IS NOW A DOCTOR!

That did not happen by being a defeatist and saying "Woe is me, Whitey is keepin me down".

That's BULLSHIT and you should know that by now.

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Just pointing out the facts..

That some 50% of high school dropouts are black, of that percentage almost 75% end up in prison? Is it their race or is it due to the culture?

If you glorify the gang life as something to aspire to (because you don't have to work hard, just kill a cop and sell lots of drugs to be installed as a gang member) don't you run the risk of getting caught committing the crime?

The fact is that very few blacks have any interest in becoming a cop because that would be viewed as selling out. It is far more attractive to be a "Gangsta", so you will always be against the cops.

Blacks in poor areas do not become cops and thats the cops fault for what reason?

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Re: What happened to the principle of...

Look at the comments that are made all the time by the media, particularly on MSNBC. Holder does it too. The whole time they hide behind the race card because they are afraid to stand up and say what they mean in plain english. He has a Socialist agenda and he's afraid to say it.

Obama is a baldface liar and you have no real argument just your ignorant comments.

Wait until 2015 and you see the REAL cost of Obamacare that he has been hiding by defferring the empoloyer mandate.

Reactionary does'nt even come close

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Re: You just need to look to NYC

The two cases have nothing in common, first nothing in NY Shitty is ever on the up and up, the entire force and the government is corrupt. Who knows about the case down south. All we know for sure is there is a dead teenager and a cop who says he tried to grab his gun from him.

If the cop is right and you backyard quarterbacks have already convicted him without a court of law, you should all burn in hell. Sometimes you don't get what you expect.

NYC Police are a thing to avoid. Don't fuck with them, you'll get hurt. What you saw on TV, they call resisting arrest.

When confronted by a cop in any locale, don't get wise, do what they tell you and shutup.

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Re: "puts his life on the line every day"

C'mon over and find out! We are being taken over by gangs here in both major and minor cities.

You don't know shit you little chickenass!

For example:

http://www.policemag.com/channel/gangs/news/2012/10/30/gang-member-shot-killed-after-grabbing-ariz-cop-s-gun.aspx

http://www.policemag.com/channel/gangs/news/2013/03/11/citizen-saves-calif-cop-from-gang-member.aspx

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Two-Local-Men-Charged-In-Suspected-Gang-Initiation-Rape-254225701.html

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Re: "puts his life on the line every day"

My brother in law was a cop for 25 years. You don't EVER know when you come up to the car window whether the drunk driver you pulled over has a weapon or not so yeah, "He put his life on the line". It only takes once to die. Happens all the time but you never hear about it because a cop died, not some gang member.

You Eurotrash should spend a whole night on the streets of a major US city and see how scared you get by the scum that police have to deal with every day; BEFORE you spout off about something you have NO IDEA about.

There isn't time for "benefit of the doubt" when someone grabs your gun, you are trained to react.

It's pretty clear that you have already made up your mind and convicted the cop before he ever has a chance to go to court.

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Re: On the matter of the public's right to know. (They don't!)

Oh yeah he does have a right to privacy. When do we get your real name moron? Then we will go to the media and have your name and address to give to all the nice police officers here in New York who will then do what you say they do.

A cop is not automatically bad, you just make him out to be that way. They call that "prejudice". A "public servant" doesn't have to take your shit either and certainly has a right to a fair trial, something he can't get with idiots like you and Al Sharpton around.

I can say you are a terrorist and you may be or not be. You just did the same thing to all the police in the US.

The USA is not the Wild Wild West idiot. There are some people who think they are above the law, can try and grab a cops gun and throw gang signs in the pictures they are showing on TV. It's pretty obvious to me that one look at that picture tells me he's hooked up with gangs. It is a "right of passage" of gangs to kill a cop or some bystander.

Therefore the cop shouldn't even think once before unloading a whole magazine into the scumbag.

It's as simple as that. And by the way don't expect any fair treatment by cops, TSA, ICE, Border Patrol or any other "public" servant who puts his life on the line every day for sorry losers like you!

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What happened to the principle of...

Innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law?

It has gotten to be WAY too much. The minute MSNBC hack "reverend" Al Sharpton goes to the scene, all hell breaks loose because he stirs up an already bad situation and no one is able to get a fair trial until the "court of public opinion" has already tarred and feathered the cop. Funny how that works. What about all the damage to property? Who pays for that? Did they all get arrested?

If this kid went for the cops gun while he was being handcuffed, then the cop was entirely justified in shooting him; whether he was black or any other color doesnt matter. Cops get to be safe on the job regardless of the criminals race. Just because you're black doesn't mean you get special treatment. The object lesson here is don't sass off to the cops and don't resist arrest.

Too many call out "racist" when they don't know any facts besides what they are told by the rabble rousers who are callously looking for ratings. Everytime Obama gets criticized, someone pulls out the race card to hide behind because he can't stand the scrutiny. Same thing happens all day long.

Maybe they should charge Sharpton with "Inciting a Riot" or "Interference in a Police Investigation"?

Both of those would apply to script kiddies too!

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Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

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Re: How to plan central planning (Just Try Herding Cats)

I agree with your observations. The reason why government can't plan is twofold. First, try "herding cats". They don't want to do what you want and if they did, they wouldn't know how. That's a perfect allegory for most humans. You can't plan when no one is cooperative. Next, there are just too many variables to calculate the trajectory of the economy. It is too complex, much like the Climate debate; for anything to make a cogent result of it. There is always a "But If".

Your comment about immigration is interesting as it points to the US situation with illegal immigration. If they won't use the proper system, how are we ever to figure out how many we really have here? Besides of course, the overwhelming cost on society? The doors are still open for immigration, just not to those who will only bring a burden to our economy. It is impossible to supply the proper services in the right quantity knowing who and how many needs them.

Immigrants who come here legally (and current residents) should not be penalized by those who won't come here legally or conform to the rule of law.

If those who work within the system lose out to those who don't, how is that fair? I work hard for my income, and I pay my taxes. I expect that from everyone. I can't expect Social Services to keep a roof over my head and they won't.

Unfortunately that's NOT true in the case of illegals. They are being provided with benefits I cannot qualify for and at my expense.

The only thing I can say for sure is the system is out of balance and will topple if nothing is done.

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Canadian ISP Shaw falls over with 'routing' sickness

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How dependent we have become!

Fun stuff like this just shows how dependent we have become on technology.

This is only the Shaw network, how is Rogers doing? Smells of poor router security to me.

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DIME for your TOP SECRET thoughts? Son of Snowden's crypto-chatter client here soon

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Re: 4 point type

New York State has a supposed "Plain English" contract law. If it's got obfuscatory language, it's not a contract. (Too bad it doesn't apply to our lawmakers).

I say that goes for fonts too!

Ban anything under 12 point in size permanently. Anything smaller is proof of a conspiracy between optometrists and puplishers.

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Chromebooks to break out of US schools: Netbook 2.0 comeback not just for children

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Re: There do seem to be a lot of Chromebook haters on here...

If it is only used for occasional browsing the web and checking email, then "chromebooks" are fine.

However, the incompetent people who grace the hallowed halls of Wal-Mart and Best Buy will sell anything to the uneducated who are really looking for a laptop that can run real software, not an "app"!

They look too much like a laptop and people can't get the low price out of their head.

Unfortunately form is not the same thing as function.

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Whatta load of bs!

Does ANYONE (who doesn't pay for one of their survey's) believe what Gartner says about anything?

One trip to Walmart would tell you that Chromebooks and Tablets are not being sold in the quantities that Gartner says they are.

If there is any increase at all, it is due to people that can't tell the difference between a real laptop and a Chromebook all buying the wrong stuff on "Back to School" sales.

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Crypto Daddy Phil Zimmerman says surveillance society is DOOMED

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Re: Defeat of slavery

The British shipping trades, ship building industry and shipping insurance continued their part in the slave trade throughout the Civil War. You folks don't really grasp what that war was about do you? The more mechanized North (already processing cotton) had already freed many slaves and harbored many more Confederate slaves before the war started. Abolitionism wasn't a British invention. The repeal of slavery just occurred there first.

The north was already growing in the production of fabrics made of our cotton so we were competitors with Britain.

If the cotton never made it to England, how long do you think the Confederacy would have lasted?

If the British ships had not been actively breaking the Union Blockade of the Confederacy to get that cotton, the war would have been over several years sooner. As mentioned, the Dutch were heavily involved in the slave/cotton trade as well.

The British actively supported the Confederacy throughout the war in an effort to gain exclusive access to the cotton fiber. Thankfully, that did not work.

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US 911 service needs emergency upgrade and some basic security against scumbags

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Re: What hasn't been mentioned...

For the record, a HUGE percentage of monitored alarms systems cause false alarms. A bad sensor, poorly closed or frost heaved (misaligned) door, kid coming home and forgetting the code, etc, etc.

There is little security in a home alarm systems that keeps crying "Wolf".

THIS is why alarm companies call the police, the alarm system does not direct dial them. If no one answers or says okay, then the alarm company assumes there is a real emergency.

Typically, false alarms will bring big fines as well.

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Yosemite Siri? Apple might plonk chatty assistant on your desktop - report

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Or like original Star Trek?

Just curious but don't the various scenes in the original version of Star Trek of people speaking to the computer(s) and food processing machines constitutes prior art? Especially on desktop computers? Not to mention the earlier comments on Dragon Naturally Speaking and others.

Does the Roddenberry Foundation care to comment? http://roddenberryfoundation.org/

Seems to be in their mission statement to foster technology that would aid the disabled. I would think they have the most rights here as their conceptions predate all of the current technologies.

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Israel's Iron Dome missile tech stolen by Chinese hackers

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Re: Oh Goody, Chinese Knock-offs On Their Way

Deliberately launching rockets from INSIDE UN SCHOOLS make Hamas the Real Terrorists.

After Israel has told normal citezens to LEAVE the area because they might get hurt; many, many times and Hamas DELIBERATELY tells them (and forcesthem) to stay, ALL of the blame lies at the feet of Hamas! Hamas are cowards hiding behind non-combatants!

HAMAS is a world recognised terrorist organisation or did you not know that because you are too busy defending TERRORIST'S!?

The people who administer UNWRWA in Palestine are in fact Hamas!

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Now even Internet Explorer will throw lousy old Java into the abyss

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Re: but not Vista?

Isn't IE 8 the earliest version that was compatible with Windows 7?

Then they say that only Win 7 SP1 and Win 8.1 will be given this capability because they are the only compatible (and most secure) os's.

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Americans to be guinea pigs in vast chip-and-PIN security experiment

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BOA/VISA Don't even think of it!

I will move to cash only if I get one more damn fee or charge from Bank of America. They can kiss my ass on a step ladder in the middle of Times Square if they or VISA think they are shifting the blame to me for bank fraud or card fraud.

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China: Microsoft, don't shy away from our probe

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Re: @Dan Paul - Just leave now...

Being convicted by kangaroo courts doesn't count.......ANYONE in BUSINESS already does what they did. Haven't you ever heard of the mobile phone market and how they lock in millions of customers forever? How about "take or pay" restrictions on iPhones? Nah, you're MS blind.

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Re: Just leave now...@Trevor

Agreed, The whole point of all these OS and browser changes by MS is to make "One Ring, to Rule them All" including mobile. That is NOT a bad strategy, just one that freetards don't like because MS might have ANOTHER advantage. Who said that all website developers know what they are doing either?

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Re: If Windows is a mousetrap, I am a ?

Windows today is a far cry from MS Dos or Windows for Workgroups.

Windows 7 is pretty much as good as anything you could ask for in an OS and Windows 8.1 will be the basis for a much better Windows 9. Unfortunately, they also have "activation" so they are much more difficult to pirate.

You just have to be able to accept change (which few commentards here do well). Kvetching is apparently much easier.

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Re: Just leave now...@Trevor

No, I am not, your writing provides all the proof I need to make that statement. You are pro linux and anti Microsoft in literally every argument there is. You know (or should) I'm not wrong!

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Re: Citation needed? @Jess

Bored...Let me know when you have a REAL arguement. Have you actually "tried" to use Windows 8.1? I thought not.....The sales figures will rise when people have to upgrade to a later version, same thing happened with Vista, ME, 95

All China is truly concerned about is the obsolecence of XP (The PM's Ex-brother inlaw can't still make billions off pirated copies) and the required use of online activation for any newer operating systems so the Chinese will finally have to pay for their OS. Oh, that and they didn't get the customary "gift" they were expecting.

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Re: Just leave now...@Trevor

The mere fact that MS have a product that is in 95% of the computers in the world means (in your mind) it "must be a monopoly"; however if that many people do not want MS, don't you think there might be a real desktop competitor by now?

Do you really have a better mousetrap Trevor? So far, there is none that matches the penetration that would accompany such displeasure that you tout. When somebody develops one let me know.

IE 11 is more compliant with standards than any MS browser before, the OS is more secure than Linux, and it does more. Office is perhaps slightly more obtuse but works very well.

Keep downvoting, it still does not counter my claims that MS is a "better mousetrap".

Be honest with yourself, Trevor. You know have a freetard Linux agenda and you will never be satisfied until you get your way.

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